The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Dates, location decided for FCTC COP8

The opening session of COP7, in Noida, India, 7 Nov. 2016The eighth session of Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will be held 1-6 October 2018 at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG).

Global South boosts co-operation for tobacco control

FCAers at the 'South-South' meeting.Improving co-operation globally to advance implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was the major focus of a meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay from 8-10 May 2017.

The WHA actually talks about tobacco

FCA Executive Director Francis Thompson (right) with Dr Vera daCosta e Silva, head of the FCTC Secretariat,By FCA Executive Director Francis Thompson

Every May, the member states of the World Health Organization gather in Geneva to talk about issues in global health. The annual World Health Assembly (WHA) brings together dozens of ministers of health (at least for the first few days) and hundreds of health ministry officials.

Industry front group dumps Big Tobacco

FCA's Bulletin for Day 1 of COP6 in 2014.A global group that was instrumental in spreading tobacco industry misinformation about the effectiveness of tobacco taxation has rejected Big Tobacco after a civil society campaign to expose its agenda.

Resources for World No Tobacco Day 2017

A vendor in South-East AsiaWorld No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is marked every year on 31 May. The theme for 2017 is Tobacco: a threat to development.

Civil society exposes industry tax campaign in Bangladesh

A press conference organised by PROGGA and the Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance on 8 MayAs budget season nears, Bangladesh cigarette makers are attempting to enlist the government’s National Board of Revenue (NBR) in a campaign to highlight the danger of cigarette smuggling, which companies say results from raising tobacco taxes.

NCDs advocacy opportunities in 2017 and beyond

 

By Priya Kanayson, MPH*

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 was a landmark moment for the non-communicable disease (NCD) community. For the first time, NCDs were included among the top global development priorities – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

COP7 decisions: an overview

FCA identified three interlinked implementation-related priorities for COP7 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC):

FCTC COP7: Parties outline a path toward saving more lives

NEW DELHI, 12 November 2016 – Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of negotiations.

Global demand for cigarette graphic warnings grows

Over 100 countries and territories now require cigarette picture health warnings, marking a significant milestone in global public health that will reduce smoking and save lives.